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This is my first post here and I wish to introduce a little program i wrote.
This is a RAW to FITS batch converter. Converter supports many cameras vendors: Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, Konica, Hasselblad and so on.
May be useful for someone who shooting space with DSLR and wanna do a real science, search for variable stars for example.
Program is very simple (see attached screenshot), you just set input directory, output directory and few conversion options.
You can choose how to process color channels from the RAW file.
Possible options is:
- convert RGB to avarage grayscale
- store all three channels as separate images in a one FITS.
- store all three channels in a separate FITS's
- store only one selected channel
Converter supports multithreading conversion, depending on your cpu/cores count.
All data you entered in UI will store in FITS header. Some data (like exposure, date and camera model) may be acquired from the RAW file, this is preferable.
This is a free software licensed under GPLv2 license.
You can get it on github: https://github.com/olegkutkov/Raw2Fits
Program uses libraw library and i highly recommend to get latest stable version of this library instead of using your distro version. If you have multiple LibRaw versions on your system - please carefully check which version you linking and using in runtime. Correct Makefile if needed.
Libraw version older than 0.17 may not correctly extract EXIF data from the RAW files.
Also you will need cfitsio, any version is Ok.
User interface is built with GTK3 toolkit and tested with Gnome 3, Mate and Cinnamon DE on different Mint, Debian and Fedora distributions.
After executing 'sudo make install' command this program should appear in your Applications menu
Hope this program will be useful for someone.
I will be glad to hear your feedback, propositions and bug reports
Not sure I'm in the right place or not but I was hoping someone could help...
I have an Altair Astro GPCamV2 and the box tells you to get the software from http://cameras.altairastro.com/ and that it will only work with Windows!
I was wondering if anyone else has gotten this type of cam working on a Linux os before and what the steps were for doing so. (Other software that will work, terminal commands for the drivers etc.)
thank you in advance ?
I'm currently running Linux on my laptop and just wanted to know the best stacking software is for an amateur to use.
I tried installing registax with wine but it didn't work.
I've tried out PIPP and didn't really get on with it.
So far the only one I've gotten my head around is Siril by free astro.
Would like to know what other software there is that works well on linux that is good for amateurs who have just started playing around with this.
I just finished uploading a new beta version (0.7.0-beta1) of my Planetary Imager application.
One of the biggest news of this release is the availability for all major platforms (although OSX users might struggle a bit..). But of course, we also have a few new interesting features, like a network mode (client and server), a new histogram, and profiles support. Please look the official changelog for more information.
You can download the packages from the official download page, or grab the sources directly from the github project page
(edit: reuploaded Windows package, it had a small directory layout issue preventing startup)
The 10Micron mounts extend the LX200 protocol which means that their basics can be controlled by anything that speaks LX200.
The Mount Command Protocol as 10Micron calls it is fully documented (I would not have bought this mount otherwise).
I've started a 10Micron INDI device driver to support the extensions, based off of LX200Generic so that it inherits basic LX200 functionality.
First thing that was added was TCP/IP support so that the mounts' ethernet port can be used for control and free up the mounts' serial port for a GPS unit at the same time.
This support was later moved up into the main INDI::Telescope class so that all INDI mounts that support it now can use ethernet ￼
On connect the driver sets Ultra Precision Mode (needed for model building later on and helpful with pointing).
It also retrieves basic properties like product name/control box type/firmware version.
Next Park and Unpark are supported.
Last pull request : https://github.com/indilib/indi/pull/167
- find out where J2000 needs translation to Jnow
- support pointing model building. Maybe by porting MountWizzard (python with ties to ASCOM and SGpro) ?
Who is interested in helping and/or has ideas on what needs to be implemented next ?